The full agenda and speakers for the 2019 Retirement Living conference will be available shortly.  View the topics for discussion below for a flavour of what's instore and book your early bird place today to save!

Registration
Welcome from the Chair and morning sessions commence
Networking and morning refreshments
Morning sessions continue
Networking lunch
Afternoon sessions commence
Networking and afternoon refreshments
Closing remarks
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Networking drinks reception and close

Overview of topics


Seizing the opportunity: A market overview

As more and more investors look to enter the market, we take a look at how it is performing and where the best opportunities lie. Geographical hotspots, the potential of different business models and the outlook for the market will all be covered.


Developing mixed-generational models

Channel 4’s ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’ has shone a spotlight on the potential of mixed generational schemes that provide retirement housing alongside children’s nurseries or even student housing. Our experts share their insights on the potential benefits of intergenerational schemes, looking at what lessons can be learned from existing developments and how best to design and operate schemes that bring different generations together.


Building for the next generation of retirement living customer

Our ageing population is healthier, wealthier and more independent than previous generations. Design and planning for retirement living is changing to reflect this. How do we translate the needs of the next generation of retirement living customers into design? What will the retirement living schemes of the future look like?


How planning policy is affecting development

There have been some positive policy developments for the sector including publication of new planning guidance for councils on older people’s housing and the securing of an exemption to the government’s ground rent crackdown. However, the planning regime remains difficult to navigate and in London, developers are struggling because of the affordable housing requirements. This session will explore recent developments in the planning regime, what they mean for developers and how policy is likely to evolve.


Changing the image of retirement living

The public image of retirement living needs a makeover. How do we encourage people to embrace the move to retirement living as they do in the US?


How is disruptive tech shaping the future of the retirement living offering?

Emerging technologies and enhanced connectivity present a huge opportunity for the sector. We ask our panel of experts what disruptive tech they think will have the biggest impact on the sector and why.


What the customer wants

What do retirees really want from their retirement home? Which facilities and services do they actually use, and which don’t they value? We bring together a panel of residents to find out.


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